"I’m still not ginger,” cried the new Doctor Who after his latest regeneration. But the BBC has insisted that the Time Lord intended this as a statement of regret after it received complaints from viewers.
The BBC issued a statement denying that the popular series was pursuing an “anti-ginger agenda” after parents of red-headed children complained about Matt Smith’s first words.
“I’ve still got legs, arms, hands, lots of fingers, eyes, hair,” said Smith (27) after completing his regeneration from David Tennant. Checking his new look, the 11th actor to play the Doctor continued: “I’m not a doll. I’m still not ginger.” Angry parents complained to the BBC that the comment would encourage bullying of their ginger haired children.
But the BBC said that the Doctor was actually disappointed that he had not joined the ginger ranks.
The statement read: “We would like to reassure viewers that Doctor Who doesn’t have an anti-ginger agenda whatsoever. This was a reprise of the line in the Christmas Invasion episode in 2005, when David Tennant discovers that he’s not ginger, and here he is, missing out again — disappointed he’s still not ginger.”